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Savvy Travels: The Journey So Far (Part 3)

At the end of the last blog, I had just returned from two incredible trips around the world. I came back with a collection of stories, some lifelong friends and, to my surprise, a business idea. Though I had a very clear image of what I wanted the product to be, I had the minor obstacle of having absolutely no idea how I might make it. It was time to make that dream into a reality. Turns out, turning an idea into a tangible product isn’t easy! With absolutely zero experience in product manufacture, I was in for a steep learning curve and a spend larger than I could have ever imagined. The first step on my to-do list was...

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Savvy Travels: The Journey so Far (Part 2)

The first blog in our ‘The Journey so Far’ series focussed on the initial experiences that would go on to inform the creation of Savvy Travels. These were the early grumblings of an idea that was not yet fully formed. But over time, this small spark would become and an all-encompassing obsession that would go on to shape the next two years of my life. If my first journey around the world showed me I needed to be more prepared, the second really showed me how I could go about it. Though I had collected a few things on my first trip, (and threw out the junk my parents had given me!) I didn’t get a chance to perfect my...

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Savvy Travels: The Journey So Far (PART 1)

The Savvy Travels journey, like all good adventures, has been a long and rewarding process. As the year that we first launched has come to an end, it seems an apt time to reflect, to remember the roots of Savvy Travels, and the experiences that led to its conception. So in this next series of blogs, excuse me whilst I take a trip down memory lane. I grew up in leafy Brockenhurst in the New Forest. Though it’s a beautiful place, I always had the gnawing feeling that there was plenty more out there to experience and explore. My parents have always been ardent travellers, and I hoped that one day I might be able to follow in their footsteps...

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Is Backpacking BAD for the environment? Some Savvy suggestions to reduce your carbon footprint!

 Inspired by Earth Day and the recent Extinction Rebellion protests around the globe, Savvy Travels have decided to weigh in on this increasingly pressing matter, and offer suggestions as to what we believe is the best way to protect our delicate planet and fragile ecosystems. Please note, this is a hugely complicated topic with many different sub-sets and is impossible to cover everything! Firstly, what is Earth Day & Extinction Rebellion? Earth day is celebrated every year on April 22 and is used to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Extinction Rebellion is a political campaign that protests against how governments and corporations are doing too little to prevent total climate breakdown and biodiversity loss, and has recently (April 2019) been...

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